Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rambles in May

The cows are so relaxed, sun bathing on the field next to our garden. They are young ladies, quite temperamental. At times the run up and down the hill like crazy girls.

Emmy Bo and I are putting up laundry on a sunny day. It has been grey and rainy for a long time. I feel my energy levels switch in an instant when the sun comes out. I want to get things done, tackle projects.

A big project that was started last week was a re-arrangement of Luca Bo’s room. I’ve been wanting to do it for a long long time. His room is a stress trigger for me... He is a typical teenage boy. Dirty laundry mixed with garbage, school books, magazines, half eaten fruit, empty soda bottles, cups and bowls that has been brought up but never found their way back into the kitchen… And then there is of course all the creative stuff like tools, glue guns, fabric strips and foam, string, tape, wood pieces and cardboard… Right now he is heavily into puppet making. I’ll show you his creations one day. For being a beginner (I would say he’s been into this for a good 3 weeks…) I’m amazed by what he has managed to create. Can you hear I’m a proud Mama?

Anyway, Luca Bo went on a school sport camp for the whole week and I took my chance to dive into his boy cave. I just held my breath and got started. It was now or never.

Emmy Bo turned 11, quietly. She doesn't want to turn eleven. It is hard. There has been tears. Comfort hugs. Reassurance that growing up isn't a bad thing. It's hard. For her. And for me. But when her two BFF's came over and gave a full box of slime ingredients including Borax, happiness was in full swing. Birthdays are not that bad after all. Not with sleep over party including sweets, ice cream cocktails and movies until midnight.

The garden is in full swing and I'm discovering new blossoms every day. It is beautiful. I can't help but being fascinated over half dead plants that are now coming alive. I'm soaking it all in to the full while taking regular moments on my bench with coffee and crochet. Sounds like a lovely life, doesn't it? It is. It is a great life. Its' not perfect, but it is great. And who wants perfect anyway? Perfect is so boring. Naaah, I'm all for simplicity and the beauty in imperfections. There is beauty in everything.


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  1. I think it must be so interesting to be able to watch the cows like that. You see all sorts of thing when you just get to watch animals.

    Happy Birthday Emmy Bo!

    I used to clean when I was younger. One family had a teenage boy and yes it was all you say in his messy bedroom. Luckily it was seen as his own business and so the door got firmly shut on it all. Would love to see Luca's puppets.

    I must just ask, is Bo part of your children's names or maybe an endearment, or perhaps a nickname?

  2. O verão chegou amiga?! Delicia.Beijo.Valéria.

  3. The tricky bits make the lovely bits that much lovelier I think. It's glorious out there at the moment isn't it. Well done for tackling the teenage room. I open the door sometimes and shout about Tupperware and shoes. Maintenance mode. I'm glad Emmy Bo had a good birthday in the end. There is a 10th birthday on the horizon here and we are VERY excited. CJ xx

  4. Gorgeous scenery!

    I have an 11 year old too. :) And 13.

    Your home looks peaceful and serene.

  5. Dear Annette, you have no idea how much I have loved viewing some of your photos - your cat is the spitting image of my last beautiful cat who died quite a few years ago. Her name was Missy and she was the dearest feline who I had ever had in my life. Sadly she lost her right back leg, but it never seemed to stop her doing anything. She had the most beautiful nature and so the photo of your cat reminds me of my Missy. The close up photo shows your cat's colouring which is identical to my Missy. I do hope that your cat brings as much joy to your family as Missy did to ours. Thanks for the memories. Robyn


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